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Messi Is The People’s Champ

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After Lio Messi plays on Sunday in Pamplona, he will head to Switzerland to sit alongside Cristiano Ronaldo.  On Saturday, FIFA.com made a poll and the Barcelona superstar over his Manchester United counterpart.

If you are a betting man and base your investment on precedent, chances are that the Portuguese international will come out on top.  Although there is evidence that Messi has a better shot at obtaining the award.  Although Ronaldo obtained the Balon D’Or which is given out by France Football based on a group of writers that vote for the award.

A Messi Situation (AP)

He also has the blessing of a poll that was set up by Barclays (they are the main sponsor of the Premier League… surprise, surprise!) that has Ronaldo ahead of Messi by more than two to one.  I am not surprised of that result.   FIFA’s poll has Messi ahead of Ronaldo 47-34.

The FIFA World Player of the Year bases their award on the votes of national team coaches and captains.   In the Saturday’s Gazzetta dello Sport, they are reporting that Messi is the winner.

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8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. dibaxavi

    January 14, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    There is no doubt that the title was given to ronaldo, but if he should be asked for reality, if honest he would say messi is by far better than him. Comeon we watch football to the teams . Messi contributes more than ronaldo in both as an individual and as a team mate.

  2. dibaxavi

    January 14, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    There is no doubt that the title was given to ronaldo, but if he should be asked for reality, if honest he would say messi is by far better than him. Comeon we watch football to the teams . Messi contributes more than messi in both as an individual and as a team mate.

  3. iMadrid

    January 12, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Messi is truly a special player. But unless he wins a very big trophy for Barca for which he took part and played. His chances for winning FIFA Best Player vs. Cristiano Ronaldo is slim.

    Messi is still a young player with amazing natural god given talent. But he still has a lot to learn before being one the world's best players. As a footballer you are only 1 injury away of ending your career. If his career ended now what honors did he actually get for Barca? 2 La Liga medal and 1 Champions League Champion – he won the CL medal by being a squad member. He didn't even play or was selected as substitute. Its actually no big deal Messi was just 18 in 2005. BUT in a different position Iker Casillas was just 19 when he won the Champions Leauge for Real Madrid in 2000. A very young age to win a very big trophy. =)

    This point of mine is often disputed by all Barca fans. I don't blame them coz I support Real Madrid. But if you take a look at the big picture. C.Ronaldo played in all competitions that he has won for Man United. Ronaldo has already matured as a footballer (but not outside the pitch!).

  4. SOABSA

    January 11, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Messi is by fard the best player…no question!!!

  5. izrael

    January 11, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    i don't kno why people can't understand who is thebest and deserves the award. simply MESSI deserves the award ahead of ronaldo.
    lionel andres messi should take it.

  6. j

    January 10, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    If they deny Messi a prize like this its because something other than football is involved. Its obvious and plain as day that Messi is far more superior than CR.

  7. freddy

    January 10, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Messi is more talented and likeable for sure but C ronaldo is C. Ronaldo!

  8. XXXx

    January 10, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    MESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSIIIIIII

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